Conversations about the future direction of Honest Weight

Honest Weight new store produce section

This could be interesting: The Honest Weight Food Co-op is hosting a series of strategic planning sessions during May -- and they're open to everyone. Blurbage:

Now that the new store has been open for almost two years, Honest Weight is undertaking a strategic planning process that will rely on input from our members, shareholders, non-member shoppers, vendors, management, staff and other interested groups. We will create a shared vision of who we are as an organization and a business, what we wish to become, and how to get there over the coming years.
We'll be hosting 3 large community events across the Capital Region to bring people together for conversations that we hope will identify the perceptions and values we hold in common. We'll then use that information to help define ourselves into the future.

The first event is this Saturday, May 2 at RPI's Russell Sage Dining Hall (1649 15th Street in Troy) from 1-4 pm. There are also sessions planned for May 17 at the Desmond, and May 30 at St. Sophia's in Albany.

The co-op is asking people to pre-register for a session (and for one session only).

(Thanks, Cara)

The Honest Weight Food Co-op advertises on AOA.

Comments

Do I need to worry that this wonderful institution is in a bad way?

@Steve, no worries, I think this is just a proactive step being taken by this wonderful institution to make sure all of the stakeholders involved (member owners, customers, vendors, staff, community partners) have an opportunity to provide input as this institution continues to mature its goals and mission. There is no doubt increased competition in the marketplace, but I think the COOP has been doing well since its move. Obviously, there are growing pains here and there, but that is nothing unique to the COOPs long history and the democratic nature utilized to inform its evolution.

I think it's unconscionable that there is still no place to sit outside in shade to eat lunch. Put up an awning or at least some umbrellas, come on!

@John -- an awning has been ordered and will be installed soon, I believe.

Bring Gustov back!

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